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Pergola_Joseph_Assault_1933 - SIX SENT TO JAIL FOR BEATING MAN .Victim's...
SIX SENT TO JAIL FOR BEATING MAN .Victim's Skull Fractured After Protesting About Wife's Hours Declaring that their actions "might have resulted in murder," six men who last August beat up Joseph Pergola, Pergola, Willow street, on the White ; House road, yesterday were given jaU sentences by Judge Forrest R. fehan - aman after they entered pleas of guilty in criminal court. Pergola's skull was fractured in the attack and he was in the hospital 20 days. Badly battered and bleeding, he was found unconscious by a city patrolman in the southern end of the city. Harold White, George Ehrgood, William Ehrgood and Wihlam Cass, four of his assailants, were imprisoned for not less than one year and not more than two years. Albert Ehrgood and Harry Fess, their companions, were sentenced to terms of from six months to three years. All were fined $10. Complained About Wife Decision to assault Pergola, it was disclosed in court yesterday, followed threats alleged to have been made by Pergola because William Ehrgood kept Mrs. Pergola out late at nights and also kpet company with her sister. sister. After the threats were made, it was said, the men decided to "gang" Pergola. "They are all equally guilty," Assistant Assistant District Attorney Bertram J. Murphy declared after reading part of the confessions made by the men. J. Howard Jacobs, attorney, made a plea for the defendants. Declaring they have been working steadily he asked the court to be lenient with them. Jacobs told the court the men agreed to pay $350 to Pergola for his injuries, out efforts to have the charges dropped came to an instant halt when Pergola raised the price to $800 which they refused to pay.

Clipped from Reading Times13 Dec 1933, WedPage 3

Reading Times (Reading, Pennsylvania)13 Dec 1933, WedPage 3
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